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School calendar 2016/2017

Saturday, 13. August 2016 by Doreen McDonell

FYI: There is one difference to our calendar for the 2016/2017 year.  Please check it out on our district website at www.prn.bc.ca under CALENDAR

or you will find it here:

http://www.prn.bc.ca/wp-content/0671_001.pdf

 

Bus Fees…2016/2017

Saturday, 13. August 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Bus Fees to Be Rescinded

From the Superintendent of Schools:

Thanks to a new program announced by the Minister of Education Mike Bernier on August 10, 2016, SD 60 will be able to apply for additional funding to be used against transportation costs. Successful application for this funding will allow SD 60 to suspend its current practice of collecting a bus registration fee. Families will still need to register their children with transportation but will no longer be asked to pay the $100 fee. Parents who have previously paid the fee in advance of the school year can expect their fees to be refunded in the fall.

School supplies are included in school fees!

Saturday, 13. August 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Reminder to all parents:

I see that school supplies are out!  That time is coming but I want to remind you that, for a fee, Taylor Elementary will provide your child with all the supplies they need.  All you are required to do is pay it with the school fees – this includes agendas and activity fees.  If you have any questions please contact the school.

250-789-3323

solson@prn.bc.ca

Bike Rodeo- Community helps students learn bike safety

Friday, 27. May 2016 by Craig Brownlee

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Encouraging Literacy through the year!

Monday, 16. May 2016 by Doreen McDonell

15 Minutes of Fun ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages families to have “15 Minutes of Fun” learning together every day. Engaging in literacy activities as a family improves a child’s skills and also helps adults keep their skills sharp. Check out these 15 activity ideas to complete with your family to have 15 Minutes of Fun!

1. Lights out, talk on:  After your bedtime story, turn the lights off and talk about new endings to the story you just read together.

2. Surfing Snacks: Go online together to find out how your favourite foods are made. Are they something you can make together at home?

3. Find A-B-C: Have an alphabet scavenger hunt to look for things that begin with each letter of the alphabet. If you can’t find some letters, go outside or try looking in books and magazines.

4. Travel the World: Use your library card as your passport to check out books on different countries. Learn about their traditions and celebrations.

5. Float in a Boat: Work together to fold a family fleet of origami boats. (Find all the steps in the FamilyLiteracyFirst.ca sample module!)

6. Let’s go Shopping:  Have kids write the family grocery list out themselves, then bring it to the store. Let them check each item off the list. (Hmm, wonder how jelly beans got on the list…)

7. Number Walk: As you put on your shoes, choose something you want to count during your walk. It could be dogs, trees, stop signs, cars—anything you want! On your walk, count how many you can find.

8. Word Wall: Learn one new word every day. Display them by creating a family word wall with Bristol board and markers. Can you make a sentence with the words on your wall?

9. How was your day today? Exchange notes (or write a journal) with your child telling each other about the best part of your day. Or switch it up: what’s the best thing you expect to happen tomorrow?

10. A Course of Course: Build an obstacle course through your family room, and draw a map of how to go through it from beginning to end.

11. Sing chat: Sing a conversation with your kids to the tune of your favourite song. Bonus points if you can make your song rhyme!

12. Snow You Tell Me: Use emptied dish soap bottles filled with water and food colouring to write messages and draw in the snow.

13. Know it All: Together, look online for the meaning of funny words like “collywobbles” and “onomatopoeia.” Test your parents’ word power!

14. Have a Book-nic: Organize an indoor picnic with books and tasty treats. Choose a theme – try honey-flavoured cereal and read Winnie the Pooh.

15. Game On: Start family board game night and play a different game each week. Family members can take turns reading instructions and game cards as well as keeping score.

for more information:

http://abclifeliteracy.ca/sites/default/files/downloads_ad-pdf/FLD16-Event%20Guide-EN.pdf

Baldonnel School Visits Us For LiD

Wednesday, 04. May 2016 by Craig Brownlee

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Yesterday, Baldonnel students and staff spent an hour with us during our learning in depth hour. Students shared their excitement for learning and we filled the Taylor hill at lunch time with a few students:)

LEARNING IN DEPTH – LiD

Tuesday, 02. February 2016 by Doreen McDonell

What a day!  Students spent their LiD time today teaching fellow students about their topics.  The students divided into smaller groups and used their ‘public speaking’ strategies to deliver amazing informational sessions.  Congratulations TES students!  You are AWESOME!

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Happy Groundhog’s Day!

Tuesday, 02. February 2016 by Doreen McDonell

Groundhog Tongue Twister

 How much ground would a groundhog grind if a groundhog could grind ground ?

A groundhog would grind all the ground if a groundhog could grind ground.

borrowed from http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/tongue-twisters/mgroundhog.htm

(tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

I see a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He’s popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go.
Six more weeks of winter – oh, no!

borrowed from http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/happy_groundhog-history.htm

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February 2016

Monday, 01. February 2016 by Doreen McDonell

February 2016

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

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 Groundhog day Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each
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 Family Day (BC)Day off schoolCandy grams (bags) on sale $2 each

Family Skate and free hot chocolate 12-4 Taylor Arena

 Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each  4:00pm PAC meetingCandy grams (bags) on sale $2 each  Candy grams (bags) on sale $2 each  Peace Passage Skating Club Valentines Dinner and Dance

$50 call Jackie 262-6224 or Sandra 794-7710

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 Valentines Day <3   Reading challenge starts  100th Day for everyone except Kindergarten  HL Quizno booster juice  $2 popcorn day
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Pink Shirt Day – bake sale sponsored by leadershipAssembly NID – new curriculum
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 Report Card writing day- Day off school

 

TES volleyball 2015/2016

Tuesday, 26. January 2016 by Doreen McDonell
Team members:
Teigan B, Delani, Torrie, Taylor, Rayla, Renee, Brandy, Caitlyn, Lilly, Mikah

Sara, Alexis, Kimberlee, Destiny, Emma, Isabelle, Hailey-Jade, Nicole
Eddie, Braxton, Sawyer, Sam, Isaac, Kaelin
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